Christmas Eve -Thursday, Dec. 24 at 6:30 pm

Silent Night sheet music and jingle bellFolks of all ages are invited to join us for our Christmas Eve service. It’s based on traditional Lessons & Carols but, as always, will have Unitarian Universalist twists! We’ll close with our long-standing tradition of singing Silent Night together by candlelight with our virtual choir. Please bring your own candle — combustible or electric — along with any holiday food or drink to celebrate the coming of Christmas together.

Service Coordinator: Dylan Fijal

Connect to the Service using Zoom

We’re still gathering exclusively over Zoom for congregational services and connections. Connect to the service via this Zoom link.

Phone numbers and additional information can be found here on our Zoom Connections page. (Christmas Eve will use the Sunday Service link.)

Christmas Eve

Lessons & Carols

December 24, 2020

“Who will celebrate Christmas correctly? Whoever finally lays down all power, all honour, all reputation, all vanity, all arrogance, all individualism beside the manger.” — Dietrich Bonhoeffer


The Rebel Jesus, Jackson Browne


Dylan Fijal

Chalice Lighting

by the Reverend Meghann Robern


246 O Little Town of Bethlehem

Lesson One

The Birth of Jesus Foretold: The Qur’an, Maryam: The Book of Mary 19:16-22

Lesson Two

The Birth of Jesus: Christian Bible, The Gospel According to Luke 2:1-6


1061 For So the Children Come

Lesson Three

“Worthy of Beauty,” The Reverend Paul S. Sawyer

Lesson Four

The Shepherds & The Angels: Christian Bible, The Gospel According to Luke 2:8-14


244 It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

Lesson Five

The Visit of the Shepherds: Christian Bible, The Gospel According to Luke 2:15-19

Lesson Six

The Visit of the Magi: Christian Bible, The Gospel According to Matthew 2:1-12


On Christmas Eve, the entire offering goes to the Minister’s Discretionary Fund. For each donation option below, please indicate that your generous gift is for the Christmas Eve offering so it can be applied accurately.

  • Donations can be sent via e-transfer/Interac to; in the note, you MUST include your name.
  • You may always mail cheques to the church!
  • We are also using Canada Helps to receive online donations; they take a percentage for admin costs.


God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/We Three Kings, Barenaked Ladies ft. Sarah McLachlan

Lesson Seven

“The Stolen Infant,” The Reverend Carl Scovel


245 Joy to the World

Lesson Eight

“What Are You Here For?” The Reverend Quinn G. Caldwell


251 Silent Night

(please feel free to light candles at home to sing along with our virtual choir!)

Silent night, holy night!

All is calm, all is bright

Round yon virgin, mother and child

Holy infant so tender and mild

Sleep in heavenly peace

Sleep in heavenly peace


Silent night, holy night!

Shepherds quake at the sight

Glories stream from heaven afar

Heavenly hosts sing alleluia

Sleep in heavenly peace

Sleep in heavenly peace


Silent night, holy night!

Child of God love’s pure light

Radiant beams from thy holy face

With dawn of redeeming grace

Sleep in heavenly peace

Sleep in heavenly peace

Lesson Nine

“Now the Work of Christmas Begins” by The Rev. Dr. Howard Thurman

Candle & Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame sung by the First UU Winnipeg Choir


Dylan Fijal

Transition to Connecting & Conversation Time

Happy Xmas (War Is Over), Calexico

Gratitude for our staff and our lay leaders who made this service happen:

  • Leaders: Rev. Meghann Robern, Andrea James, Nicole McKay, P.J. Buchan
  • Coordinator: Dylan Fijal, Sunday Services Team
  • Zoom Tech Host: Ashlyn Noble, Tech Team
  • Zoom Chat Moderator: Lauren Bailey, Tech Team
  • Songleader Videos:
    • PJ Buchan, Music Director and the FUUW Choir; Paul Rodermond, accompanist; Josh Robern, editor
    • Nicole McKay and P.J. Buchan for compiling and editing our video for Silent Night

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